Sumit Maharjan

Ph.D. Students

​Ph.D. Student


B5/L4 - Sea side, 4255-WS14

Research Interest

​Performing experimental measurements using the pre-ignition vessel that will allow the generation of a semi‐empirical Pre‐Ignition Propensity Index(PIPI).


  • MSc,Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Taiwan, 2015
  • BSc, Aeronautical Engineering, PATTS College of Aeronautics, Philippines, 2013

Professional Profile

  • Jan 2016‐Present: PhD Student, KAUST, Thuwal, SaudiArabia
  • Mar 2014‐Dec 2015: Research Assistant, Sustainable Environment Research Lab., NCKU, Taiwan
  • Dec 2012‐May 2013: Trainee atLufthansa Technik Philippines in A380 Division, Philippines


  • ​NCKU Distinguished International Student Scholarship ,
  • National Cheng Kung University Academic Scholarship (PartialScholar), PATTS College of Aeronautics

KAUST Affiliations

  • ​Clean Combustion Research Center (CCRC)
  • Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE)

Research Interests Keywords

Pre‐ignition Super Knock Turbo-­charged SI Engines, Hydro-­treating Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)